The end of the world

My favorite response to the end-of-the-world nonsense that happend today was an email I received from an associate pastor at my internship site. He ended the email with the following:

“If the world’s still standing on Sunday, I’ll see you at church.”

I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty close to perfection. In that one joke, there’s a lot of theology packed smack in there. It’s brilliant. It is so brilliant, I wish I came up with it first. I’ll keep it in my back pocket to bust out during the next Mayan cycle in 5000 years.